Download Of The Day: Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy) Beta ISO / CD

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux desktop, Linux distribution, Ubuntu Linux last updated March 24, 2008

The Ubuntu project has released beta version 8.04 and available for download from the official project web site.
The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. New feature includes:

+ GNOME 2.22

+ Linux kernel 2.6.24.

+ Firefox 3 beta

+ PulseAudio

+ Vinagre VNC client

+ Brasero CD/DVD burning application

+ There is a new installation option for Windows users. Wubi allows users to install and uninstall Ubuntu like any other Windows application. It does not require a dedicated partition, nor does it affect the existing bootloader, yet users can experience a dual-boot setup almost identical to a full installation.

The final stable version will be released in April 2008. Download cutting edge version from official mirror.

Howto improve ssh session performance by reusing an existing connection to a remote openssh server

Posted on in Categories Networking, OpenBSD, Tuning, UNIX last updated September 27, 2007

ControlMaster is a new feature in OpenSSH v 4.x, that allows it to reuse an existing connection to a remote host when opening new connections to that host

Using this feature you can increase performance as it result into the reduced connection times that the ControlMaster feature provides are particularly nice when you’re using tools that open multiple SSH connections to do work on a remote server…” Read more…

On a related note, here’s a short guide on reusing existing OpenSSH v4 connections written by steve.